Central Florida Area


Travis Kolbjornsen, LEED AP
Barton Malow Company
P: (407) 352-8880
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Joe Knous, RA
Vice Chairman
P: (407) 590-0505
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Lake Mary Team takes 1st Place at Local Competition.
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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.

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central florida.jpgHigh school students in the Central Florida area can now benefit from the nationwide ACE Mentor Program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering, and/or related areas of the building design and construction industry. With significant support from the local design and construction community, our affiliate is entering its eleventh year of serving Central Florida high schools.

At bi-weekly meetings (which are held every other Wednesday from 6-8PM), student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.

For students, it’s a unique opportunity to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals and get on track to exciting, rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships, and full time employment. In the 2019-2020 school year there are three programs meeting in Osceola, Orange and Seminole counties. During this past year students have also gotten to tour two jobsites. The locations are as follows:

  • PCL Construction Services - 6700 Forum Dr., Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32821
  • TECO Main Campus - 501 Simpson Rd., Room 41, Kissimmee, FL 34744
  • Matern Professional Engineering - 130 Candace Dr., Maitland, FL 32751

Students interested in joining this program for the 2019-2020 school year need to apply online at this website before the end of September 21st. Go to the main ACE page at www.acementor.org, scroll down to the ‘Students’ section of the page and click on ‘How do I register?’ This will prompt you to complete the online application.


Calling all Design Professionals in Central Florida!  We need your enthusiasm and expertise. Please email us for more information about upcoming meetings for leaders and mentors and register online. Students in the ACE program work closely with their mentors on projects that provide hands-on experience in solving the types of design, engineering and construction challenges industry professionals confront every day.

Enroll today at https://app.acementor.org/login

Visit us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/acementorprogramofcentralfl

Donations are needed to keep this program going

Donations are used for scholarships, supplies, fieldtrips, etc.  If you are interested in making a donation please, make checks payable to ACE Mentor Program of Central Florida, Inc., and send to Andrew Laney, c/o Winter Park National Bank 201 N. New York Ave., Ste 100 Winter Park FL 32789 or select the Donate now button below.